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‘Nuclear option’? Supersized housing projects are planned for Bay Area’s wealthiest cities. Is one coming to your neighborhood?
The Mercury News, June 25, 2023
State gives Los Altos Hills the thumbs up on housing plan. YIMBYs give it two thumbs down.
San Francisco Chronicle, June 7, 2023
City Rejects Appeal of 600 Foothill Application
Outlook Valley Sun, May 7, 2023
Refinery Oversight Committee Holds First Meeting; Martinez is Sued for Failing to Adopt Housing Plan; Sewer Rates Headed Up, Up and Up; and MRC’s Pond 7 Bites the Dust
Martinez News-Gazette, Feb 23, 2023
Lawsuits Follow Housing Plan Failures in the San Francisco Bay Area
Planetizen, Feb 22, 2023
What does builder’s remedy mean for Mountain View? A local developer is trying to find out
Mountain View Voice, Feb 17, 2023
Pro-housing advocates are suing these Bay Area cities to plan for more homes
East Bay Times, Feb 8, 2023
California cities face flurry of lawsuits over missed housing mandate
Courthouse News Service, Feb 7, 2023
Palo Alto sued over delay in adopting its housing plan
Mountain View Voice, Feb 7, 2023
YIMBYs Bombard Bay Area Cities With Lawsuits for Flouting State Rules
The San Francisco Standard, Feb 7, 2023
YIMBYs are about to sue the daylights out of cities across the Bay Area. Here’s why
San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 7, 2023
YIMBYs sue city of Palo Alto for missing state housing plan deadline
Palo Alto Daily Post, Feb 6, 2023
Housing groups threaten Belvedere with lawsuits
The Ark, Jan 18, 2023
Manhattan Beach City Council to Bring Back Highrose / Verandas Issue
MB News, Jan 12, 2023
Court Affirms Housing Applicants’ Ability to Be Vested Against Downzonings
Holland & Knight Alert, Dec 20, 2022
Oceanside approves 146-unit Breeze Luxury Apartments despite unpopularity
The Coast News, Dec 14, 2022
Manhattan Beach faces state action, lawsuits on Project Verandas
Easy Reader & Peninsula, Dec 8, 2022
Stanford’s most exclusive neighborhood becomes legal battleground over housing
Mercury News, Oct 2, 2022
Project Verandas decision looms for City Council
Easy Reader & Peninsula Magazine, Sept 1, 2022
Golden Skate closing at end of month to make way for new townhomes
DanvilleSanRamon.com, Jul 14, 2022
With more enforcement power than ever, state relies on activists to enforce duplex law
CalMatters, Apr 22, 2022
Duplex housing law met with fierce resistance by California cities
CalMatters, Apr 11, 2022
California’s Attorney General Says Pasadena Is Violating State Housing Law
LAist, Mar 17, 2002
How some Bay Area cities are working to undermine state’s new SB 9 housing law
San Francisco Business Times, Mar 14, 2022
Why cities in San Mateo County are planning for new levels of growth
San Mateo Daily Journal, Feb 22, 2022
San Carlos Senate Bill 9 ordinance challenged
The Daily Journal, Feb 8, 2022
Condo plans return before San Mateo City Council after costly lawsuit
San Mateo Daily Journal, Feb 7, 2022
As new Bay Area SB9 housing applications grow, so does rift between suburbs, developers
Mercury News, Feb 6, 2022
Berkeley City Council allegedly violates state ADU law
Daily Californian, Feb 3, 2022
San Mateo won’t appeal housing ruling
San Mateo Daily Journal, Oct 14, 2021
This San Mateo legal ruling has big implications for California’s housing crisis
Mercury News, Sept 14, 2021
San Mateo loses ruling on housing
San Mateo Daily Journal, Sept 14, 2021
Will Legislature confront California housing crisis?
CalMatters, Aug 22, 20121
A simple home renovation, a slur and a federal case in Los Altos
Mercury News, Jan 17, 2021
Los Altos: Five-story downtown development officially moves forward after year-long legal battle
Mercury News, Sep 10, 2020
Bay Area City Delays OK for Apartment Project That Sparked a Housing War
Courthouse News Service, Aug 11, 2020
The apartment proposal that sparked Lafayette’s housing war is back. Can it win approval?
San Francisco Chronicle, Aug 5, 2020
Housing fight rages on in Los Altos, as city appeals YIMBY legal victory
Mercury News, July 8, 2020
Manager/Director of Planning & Investigations (title and salary dependant on experience) CalHDF is a non-profit housing organization that uses legal advocacy and education to hold cities accountable and get housing built. CalHDF has a housing monitoring and intake...
CalHDF and affordable housing developer AMG & Associates, LLC (AMG) have submitted applications to build four 100% affordable housing developments in Novato, a city in Marin County, the sixth richest county in the nation. These developments are made possible by...
Reflecting on the California cities with the least impressive housing performances in 2022, we can identify a few key archetypal patterns and behaviors: Beach towns known for their surf spots, equestrian cities, vineyards, and cities with swaths of unused “scenic”...
CalHDF and Pro-Housing Legal Allies File Housing Element Lawsuits against Cities and Counties across Bay Area
In response to the widespread failure by Bay Area cities and counties to meet the January 31 deadline for adopting their sixth cycle housing element updates, three California pro-housing legal nonprofits are announcing an effort to sue cities across the region. As of...
What’s in a name? A LOT if it leads to confusion. While our mission is to advocate and educate legally on behalf of California renters, we didn’t think California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund accurately portrayed our mission or our work – and it was also...
Thanks to everyone who came to this year’s holiday soiree! It was a HUGE success and we loved reconnecting with all of our friends and supporters. It was refreshing to see so much support for what we do and more importantly a reminder that the work we do matters. For...
On Thursday, September 15, 2022, CaRLA joined with co-petitioner Kenneth Shotts, a political scientist at Stanford, to sue Santa Clara County for their illegal downzoning of the newly created Upper San Juan Residential District (SJRD), an area right outside of...
We love parks. We believe cities should invest heavily in creating quality parks for residents to play and relax in; the importance of these shared spaces is well documented. Doctors in New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Canada, the UK, and other countries even write...
Visual representation of how RPV feels about the California housing crisis.Dubbed as Southern California’s “hidden, rural, and coastal gem,” Rancho Palos Verdes is a great place to live. Filled with great beaches, amazing golf courses, and beautiful horses, it is...
In a 6-to-1 vote on Tuesday night, the Huntington Beach City Council finally approved the 48 zoning-compliant condominiums we've been fighting over for nearly two years. All it took was a lawsuit, a trial court decision, a reversal of the decision, six appeals by the...